William Bench Jr

6 November 1840–9 July 1920 (Age 79)
Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Bench Jr was born on 6 November 1840, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bench Sr., was 25 and his mother, Ann Longman, was 32. He married Frances Ann Tatton on 25 December 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852. He died on 9 July 1920, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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William Bench Jr
Martine Larsen
Marriage: 11 October 1869
Clara Christine Bench
Charles Enos Larsen Bench
Francis Ann Bench
Thomas Edward Bench
Clarence Ferdinand Bench
Letitia Bench
William Ewart Bench
Arthur Octavius Bench
Harold Wallace Bench
Samuel Exile Bench

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  • Marriage
    11 October 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 14
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a bank or raised piece of ground, from Middle English bench(e), banch, binch(e) ‘bench, bank, terrace’ (from Old English benc), signifying one who lived at or near a terrace or (river) bank.Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Benč: from a pet form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict and Benko ).Possibly also an altered form of German Bensch .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    William Bench Jr Biography

    William Bench A brief history of our father, William Bench, born November 6, 1840 at Southhampton, England. Written by Joseph Lionel Bench and Clyde E. Bench, sons of William and Christina. William …

    Sources (69)

    • William Bench in entry for Mary Bench Fisher, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Bench, "United States Census, 1900"
    • William Bench in entry for Robert C Reed and Ruby Treser, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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